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Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike

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posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 11:56 AM
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Lets do something real simple. LET THEM GO! Give them transportation back to where we found them and let them go. If they are innocent, fine they won't be a bother. If they are not, fine we just shoot them if we recapture them. There is a little referred to rule of war it is called repatriation. It used to be if someone lost an arm or leg and was in no danger of becoming a combatent they were released by the side that captured them with the agreement that if they were recaptured as combatents they could be executed. The British had a pilot in WWII named Douglas Bader. Bader had lost both of his legs before the war started and learned to walk and fly with prosthetic legs. He was shot down and captured by the Germans. There was talk of repatriating him, but it didn't happen because he had lost his legs before the war and could still fly in combat. I believe that there is a provision in the law that allows someone to be repatriated without the need for physical disability. It is a very simple solution.


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posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by JIMC5499
Lets do something real simple. LET THEM GO! Give them transportation back to where we found them and let them go. If they are innocent, fine they won't be a bother. If they are not, fine we just shoot them if we recapture them.

Yeah because that'll work. The US can barely detain them, after having captured them on the battlefield, in the first place, now its going to execute them summarily if it captures them again??


It used to be if someone lost an arm or leg and was in no danger of becoming a combatent they were released by the side that captured them with the agreement that if they were recaptured as combatents they could be executed.

Thats a nice rule. Why should the US be nice??

Captured enemy combatants don't get released normally until at least the war is over, and sometimes they never get released, as in with the British and the Boers, and in particular the less 'official' Boer commandos, who are (in terms of uniforms and officers and the like) somewhat similar to the Gitmo detainees.


Unless you suggest that we cut off the arms and legs of the detainnees, and then repatriate them, that might work....



 
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